Originally Posted by codprawn
As to quality have you heard the probs people get with Mercs these days???
Yes, quality appears to be a problem everywhere these days. I read a couple of months ago that there has been a record number of recalls in the automotive industry during the last two years due to manufacturers rushing to bring new models to market before they've been properly developed. Not just cars either, seems to be affecting all manner of products. Bought a new Stihl petrol strimmer last week, it was back at the dealer's on Monday with petrol leaking from two pipes attached to the carburettor. Foolishly assumed it was made in Germany, but noticed it had 'China' stamped on the engine
Wish I'd paid the extra for a Honda one, seems to be one of the few companies capable of building things that don't fall apart. Got a Honda engine on my Belle concrete mixer and it's bloody fantastic. Don't use it for a couple of years and it still fires second pull
I saw a new Disco in Chelmsford this evening and I must say, like Nick, the styling is definitely growing on me. I'm beginning to think of it as chunky rather than boxy. It's quite interesting to note that most of them are in Bonatti Grey which seems to suit it quite well. Hardly saw any of the outgoing Disco in that colour. The choice of alloys seems to influence the looks of the new one quite significantly, too. Ludicrously long model codes on the tailgate, though!